Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dublin City University March 2014

1. This House Would Ban All Political Donations

2. This House Would Establish Brothels on Military Bases

3. This House Believes That it is Legitimate for Nations to Rewrite History Books in their Favour After a Time of War

4. That This House, as Barack Obama, would use inception to plant socially progressive ideas in Vladmir Putin's dreams

5. This House Believes That liberal states with sexually conservative communities should subsidise hymenoplasty

Semi: "Info slide - Disgruntled with NSA spying on US citizens, two senators from opposing parties have introduced a bill banning companies in California from providing essential utility services to the agency – including cutting off its computer-cooling water supply.
TTHW Support the Bill"

Final: TH Welcomes the advent of extreme (artificial and natural) genetic advancements for humans

Arandjelovac Open 2014 March 21-23 2014

In countries where prostitution is legal, THBT national health systems should cover services of sex workers for the disabled.

THBT feminists should not campaign against polygamy in the Islamic world.

THBT countries, like Switzerland, that were neutral in WW II should pay financial reparations to states occupied by the Nazis.

THW criminalize the public denial of evolution.

THBT the Western World should not portray ‘’The Great Explorers’’ (e.g. Christoph Columbus, Vasco da Gama) as heroes.

Semifinal: THBT the US should covertly manipulate election results in South and Central America, in order to prevent the emergence of left wing governments.

Final: THB in right to bear arms.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NTUDC Debating Championship March 2014

Motions for 2014 NTUDC Debating Championship

Round 1
Theme: Sex

TH celebrates the rise of "monogamish" couples

THBT sexual assault should not be punished as a separate category of assault

THW convict those who lie about their social identity (religion, race, nationality etc.) in order to have sex with someone of rape

Round 2
Theme: Science, Innovation, and Technology

THW not allow individuals to opt into a one-way mission to Mars with the Mars One Project

Assuming the technology is created, THS the use of biotechnology to make prisoners feel as if they're serving an extremely long prison sentence

As a philanthropist, THW prioritize for-profit innovation over charity

Round 3
Theme: Economics

THW require banks to obtain regulatory approval prior to the selling of any new financial instrument

THW force banks to write-down student loans of unemployed students

THBT it is in China’s best interest to significantly reduce its capital controls

Round 4
Theme: Culture

THW require artists’ permission to write fan fiction

THW allow elected governments to choose schools’ history textbooks for their term in office

THS the use of military force to protect heritage sites

Round 5
Theme: Justice

THW permit the funding of civil cases by 3rd parties for profit

Assuming the technology exists, THW burn adherence of the criminal law into citizens' minds

THW allow children with grave genetic conditions that can be detected pre-birth to sue their parents for wrongful birth

Theme: Arvind's Clothes

THBT any secession movement within a country should be decided by the entire nation

THW treat the covert funding of militias by foreign countries as a war crime

THW not import food from nations with chronic food shortages

Theme: Religion

THS atheist evangelism

THBT progressive Catholic clergy members should self ex-communicate from the Church

THW enforce complete gender equality in religious institutions

Theme: IR

THBT Jews in the Diaspora that oppose Eretz Yisrael should take up Israeli citizenship in order to balance Israeli domestic politics

As European nations, THW pay minorities to leave

THS India’s vote against Sri Lanka on the US-led resolution calling for an international probe into allegations that 40,000 civilians were killed at the end of Sri Lanka's separatist war

Theme: AdjCore Favs

As a woman, THW use Lulu

THW prefer a democracy without universal suffrage

THS comedians who employ dark humor (rape, genocide, etc. as comedy material)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bucharest Cup 2014

The Videos:

Round 1 Motion:

Round 2 Motion:

Round 3 Motion:

Round 4 Motion:

Semi-final motion:

Open Final Motion:

Here they are written out:

R1: THBT criminal defendants should only be allowed to use a state appointed attorney
R2: THW not grant lifetime achievement awards to artists when their morality is significantly put into question
R3: THW phase out fractional reserve banking
R4: TH opposes the popular trend which encourages people to 'be themselves' despite the opinions of others

Semi-final: THW support a a vigilante terrorist organisation combating violence against women in Africa and the Middle East
Junior's Final: TH supports compulsory fully privatised health care for people living above the poverty line
Open Final: THBT it is in Europe's best interest to have Ukraine divided in separate pro-European and pro-Russian states 
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

5th East Asian Invitational 2014, Macau 28 Feb - 3 March 2014

5th East Asian Invitational 2014 held in Macau from 28 Feb - 3 March.


Round 1
THW ban internet filters that allow parents to block LGBT content from their children
Round 2
This House would replace the Yingluck Government with a People's Council selected through nominations instead of election.
Round 3
In countries that criminalize abortion, TH sides with doctors who perform them underground.
Round 4
In countries with professional armies, THBT the composition of the army should reflect the economic and racial demographics of society.
Round 5
THBT the Scottish people should vote for independence.
Round 6
This house believes that ASEAN should have its own regional peace keeping force.
Round 7
THW put drug traffickers on trial in the countries of consumption rather than production

Semi Finals
In countries with high levels of corruption, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs should take charge of relief and reconstruction after major disasters

Grand Final
This house believes that governments should prioritize policies that reduce social inequality over economic growth

Sharmila Parmanand
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Empire Debates - King's College NYC March 2014

1. THW abolish educational track systems in schools.

2. In jurisdictions where it is legal, THW ban the selective abortion of fetuses expected to have non-fatal birth defects.

3. THBT democracies should subsidize opposition parties in countries with dominant one-party rule.

4. In the event that humans discover extraterrestrial life, THW adopt the Prime Directive.

5. THBT life-extending medical procedures should be denied to the terminally ill.


THBT city councils should rezone historical districts and

buildings for immediate development.


Putin has offered the West the following – Russia will permanently

stay out of the Ukraine if Russia is allowed to annex Crimea.

THW accept.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Budapest Open March 2014

1: THW Prohibit Religious Organisations from Speaking out against Homosexuality
2: THBT states should take active measures to limit the spread of American pop culture
3: THBT it is in Russia's interest to annex the Crimea
4: THBT the Black Rights Movement should oppose the appropriation of the Confederate flag by black public figures.
5: Infoslide: Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries a child for another person or couple. THBT that developing countries should support commercial surrogacy.
Semi: TH opposes sympathizing and humanizing portrayals of nazi soldiers in popular media.
Final: THW Suspend Elections in Countries with very high levels of Government Debt
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All Schools Debate Championship 2014


Kelebogile Senwedi

Senior Category motions:

1. This house will legalize the purge.
(Adopted from the movie "the purge" Its a day in the calander when all criminal activity is legal for 12 hours only!)

2. This house believes that nationalism is a hangover from history.

3. This house believes violence is a legitimate political expression.

4. Assuming irrefutable proof is discovered that God doesn’t exist; this house would destroy the proof and hide it from public knowledge.

5. This house believes that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.

6. This house as Sherlock Holmes would accept the henchman's offer.

7. This house demands work for welfare.

8. This house believes that Economic sanctions should not be used to influence domestic policy.

9. This House will put pragmatism before its principles.

Junior category motions:

1. This house would give women the world for a better world.

2. This house will make parents legally responsible for their children’s crimes.

3. This house should ban video games in which the player engages in brutal and immoral violence in a realistic setting.

4. This house will use force for peace.

5. This house believes that a culture that needs protecting is not worth protecting.

6. This house believes democracy has failed the 3rd world.

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